Recent data released by the Tourism Information Research Center for the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage finds encouraging data for Saudi officials hoping to attract tourism spending from abroad and entice Saudis to spend vacation locally in the Kingdom.
Saudi Aramco will list the first shares of the company on Saudi Arabia's stock exchange, the Tadawul, and will do so "very soon," the company's CEO Amin Nasser said.
The local listing is likely to precede an international one, but the company has not yet selected a location, according to reports.
The announcement, along with a website for the future park, said that Six Flags Qiddiya will feature "a number of record-breaking roller coasters, unique thrill experiences, incredible live shows and more arranged into 6 unique lands."
Millions of Hajj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world's largest annual pilgrimage went off without incident despite the logistical challenges and escalating regional tensions, Reuters reports.
In its first-ever half-year earnings report, Saudi Aramco said the company had earned a net income of $46.9 billion in the first half of 2019, a 12 percent decrease from $53 billion in the period a year earlier, when oil prices were higher.